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Old Mar 27, 2011, 3:24 AM   #1
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Default First panorama - Lebanese coast & skyline *4000 x 931 pixel image warning*

My first attempt at a panorama.

Me and my girlfriend saw this while driving and I thought it was stunning, the blue sky and ocean, the old buildings and the snow capped mountains (Lebanon means "white" for the snow on the mountains) in the distance.

Couldn't upload it sooner as my machine didn't like working with 14x 14.6MP images at once so had to download a dedicated panorama tool to do it.

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Old Mar 27, 2011, 5:02 AM   #2
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Lovely views over the bay to the mountains beyond, water looks pure ... but it also doesn't look too warm for Lebanon !

I'm confused though .... not a single dragonfly, bluebottle or butterfly in sight ? I think Ashley's account has been hacked !
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Thanks!

LOL it was pretty warm, about 22c at the time, even up in the mountains you have to get to some serious elevation before it cools a lot.

While I was there, dragonflies were everywhere believe it or not, but trying to broaden my horizons. I have not really done much with landscapes and people photo's, and it's much easier to do it in Lebanon than back home. I will save the dragonfly shots for summer here.
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An awesome view! I can understand why you wanted to stop and do the pano. The picture is also very well done. Someday I'd like to visit that area, it looks lovely.
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Thanks!

I was impressed with the program I used for this image ("Hugin", freeware) and this was the first attempt. I only cloned out one or two bits of lens flare/dirt afterwards, didn't have to do anything manually with alignment or levels. Will definitely try more of these in the future.
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My first attempt at a panorama.
Well executed. I always like it very much when they are 180 degrees or nearly so and the reference point, in this case the seawall, runs through the photo.

Very nice. well done!
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Great shot, and it looks like that freeware program does a nice job of stitching it together.
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Thanks both!
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Very nicely done - and a beautiful scene as well!
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